About Us


Robert M. Parker Jr. is arguably the world’s leading wine critic. Through the well-respected and authoritative Wine Advocate journal and the RobertParker.com digital platform, wine enthusiasts, connoisseurs, intellectuals and trade professionals alike have access to a unique and independent guide to the planet’s finest wines.

Considered essential reading by wine lovers since it’s inception in 1978, The Wine Advocate documents every two months reviews based on the 100 point rating system, introduced by Parker and regarded as the worldwide industry standard.

From its beginning in 1978 as a detailed consumer’s guide that did not accept advertising, Robert Parker Wine Advocate quickly established itself as unbiased, in-depth an highly influential globally.

Supported by subscribers from all over the world, our independent guide reaches today’s leaders - executives, professionals and innovators. Our website, RobertParker.com, is one the most viewed wine sites in the world with an average of one million visits per month, and includes our dynamic Bulletin Board where our subscribers trade experiences about wine, food, travel and luxury lifestyle choices.

It’s one of the reasons why we’re so excited to host Matter of Taste, a series of global events bringing the iconic wines of the world to Robert Parker Wine advocate members.